At Rounds Green Primary Academy, we aim to help develop children's curiosity in both their immediate surroundings and in places and environments in the wider world. Our purpose is to instil an interest, fascination and desire to investigate a variety of human and physical characteristics of different places; local, national and international, through purposeful research and careful questioning. Learning about the world develops an understanding and respect for diversity. It is also an opportunity to look at shared values and aspirations, such as personal liberty, democracy and the rule of law.
We provide children with many opportunities to use a range of geographical skills to help them understand, present, analyse and communicate a range of information either individually or collaboratively. These skills are put into practice both inside and outside the classroom through local fieldwork and trips.
As part of our planning process, teachers need to plan the following:
- A medium term plan which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary) that all children must master.
- A knowledge organiser for each topic with relevant facts and vocabulary to support pupils with their learning.
- A series of lessons for each topic, which carefully plans for progression and depth,
- Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning,
- Trips and visits from experts who will enhance the learning experience where necessary.
- Cross-curricular links where appropriate.